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Marni Nixon (February 22, 1930 – July 24, 2016)

July 25, 2016 0

By Penny Landau ~ Back in the old days, before airplanes, we had things called records. One of my first records as a kid was Toscanini’s “Nutcracker,” followed by the Broadway cast album of My Fair Lady. […]

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Bistro Bites

Photo: Julie Vorobyov
Bistro Bites

Bistro Bites Review – Sant Andrea Cafe

May 29, 2016 0

Article: Michael Barbieri ~ Pride. Pride in traditional recipes. In imported, authentic ingredients. In precise preparation and elegant presentation. This is what you’ll find at Sant Andrea Cafe. That, and absolutely fabulous food! Located at […]

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The critically acclaimed pop-up Blues Club “Pompie’s Place” POPS UP AGAIN! This time at Pangea! Travel to a mythic blues room of another time and place, and enjoy a daring mix of blues from the Delta to Broadway (with detours in Chicago and Memphis). Starring Lezlie Harrison and Tanya Holt, with music direction by Ehud Asherie, and featuring Ken Peplowski on reeds (July 30, and Aug 3), and Jon-Erik Kelso on trumpet (Aug 10). “Pompie’s Place.” Notorious club owner Arthur “Pompie” Pomposello takes you under his wing, as he introduces you to some of “the best blues and jazz singers out there” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Cabaret Throwback

Cabaret Throwback

Julie May Wilson (October 21, 1924 – April 5, 2015) was an American singer and actress. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1989 for her performance in Legs Diamond.

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National Cabaret & Broadway News

  • Writer-director talks about adapting Roth’s ‘Indignation’ 27 Jul 2016 22:37 The Jewish Journal James Schamus. Photo courtesy of University of Chicago “Indignation,” the new movie based on a novel by the immortal Philip Roth, opens with a skirmish in Korea in 1951 and ends with a scene so shocking that I cannot reveal it here, although readers of …
  • Heather Mac Rae Electrifies In Hair Revival at Feinstein's 54 Below 27 Jul 2016 20:46 The Huffington Post In the seventies the basement of Studio 54 was a rundown cavernous hiding place where I did coke with one of its owners. On a separate occasion in the above disco my hair caught fire while in the throes of being chic with the rich and famous. Today this …
  • A detailed timeline of Taylor Swift and Emma Stone's forgotten friendship 27 Jul 2016 17:24 Cosmopolitan UK June 2011: Emma gets her own private listening party Emma reveals that she got to hear Taylor's album Speak Now before it was released to the public. She tells MTV: "I was lucky enough to hear it pretty early on, so it's so exciting for it to …
  • Developing a Show: Actors v. Producers 27 Jul 2016 16:29 The Huffington Post If you're friends with actors, you have probably heard complaints about these two things: 1) off-Broadway often not paying a living wage; 2) payment for their work on in-development projects. The first topic is the focus of a recently circulated …
  • Marni Nixon obituary 26 Jul 2016 21:49 Guardian Unlimited Millions of filmgoers who enjoyed the singing of Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956), Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961) and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964) were unaware that their voices were dubbed by Marni Nixon, who has died of breast …